The Vatican’s World Meeting of Families which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, in August continues to make headlines in regards to LGBTQ issues especially with Pope Francis scheduled to visit for the end of the event.
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Annabelle Thies is a Vermont sixth-grader who has come to the easy conclusion that you can both be supportive of LGBTQ rights and Catholic–something that people much older than her continue to struggle with. And it seems her mother may have lost her job because of her daughter’s opinion.
For many people, queer and Catholic can seem like opposite identities. For Sam Albano of Carmel, Indiana, they complement each other in a powerful way.
Students at Jesuit-run Fordham University have come out in support of a trans-friendly dorm policy for students residing in the Bronx university’s residence halls in a recent school newspaper editorial.
The University of Notre Dame is under fire for allowing a speaker who formerly identified as gay and is now living as a chaste Catholic to lecture on campus.
“It dawned on me that it’s having someone in a collar say these things, from the pulpit that is really resonating with people”
The Alberta Teachers’ Association has produced a guidebook have been working to improve the lives of LGBTQ school staff members who work in the Canadian province in a new guidebook. While the resource, entitled “Breaking the Silence,” instructs about legislation, policies, and support for teachers, a question remains if LGBTQ teachers in Catholic schools will benefit from these developments.
Milwaukee Magazine has followed up with Fr. Gregory Greiten, the Wisconsin priest who came out as gay to his congregation last December, and has found that in addition to the resounding support his parishioners provided, he is also receiving some negative responses from church officials and conservative Catholic websites.
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